Diversity and Inclusion

Definition of Diversity and Inclusion at Eastern Arizona College

Diversity encompasses the vast differences that occur within our society. Together, we must respect and appreciate these differences and recognize the value of varying perspectives and the unique contributions of each individual. Inclusion is the act of being welcoming, fair, and respectful to all.

Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Goals

Diversity and Inclusion Scorecard

Campus and Community Events

Services

Clubs and Organizations

In the Classroom

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

 

Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Goals

Eastern Arizona College values diversity and inclusion and commits to fostering a welcoming, fair and respectful environment in which all are given the opportunity to meet their educational goals. The focus of this commitment is built on the foundation of a community that appreciates, welcomes, and is ready to harness the unique talents and expertise of our widely diverse and dynamic community. EAC recognizes that an important aspect of higher education is exposure to different cultures, perspectives, and beliefs and wishes to foster this through curricular and co-curricular activities. As such, EAC has established seven strategic goals to strengthen EAC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement & Strategic Goals

 

Diversity and Inclusion Scorecard

This scorecard is used to measure the level of diversity and inclusion at EAC. It is updated annually and managed by the EAC Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Diversity and Inclusion Scorecard

 

Campus and Community Events

Eastern Arizona College holds a broad array of events throughout the academic year for students, employees and the community. A list of upcoming events are listed below. To see a full list of EAC's events visit the EAC Events Calendar.

  • September 11: Commemorative Stair Climb (Location-EAC Football Stadium)
  • September 12: Red Out for Kindness Campaign
  • September 27-28: Salsa Festival (Location-Downtown Safford)
  • October 28: Halloween Spooktacular Carnival (Location-EAC Football Stadium)
  • October 30: Multi-Cultural Monster Mash (Location-EAC Amphitheatre
  • November 1: Homecoming Volleyball Game and Bonfire
  • November 2: Homecoming Parade (Location-Mark Allen to Football Field)
  • November 9-11: Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony (Location-Downtown Safford)
  • November 16: Eastern Arizona Hispanic Heritage Corp's In Gran Exito Fiesta (Location-Graham County Fairgrounds)
  • December 3: Festival of Carols (Location-EAC Fine Arts Auditorium)
  • December 8: Handel's Messiah (Location-EAC Fine Arts Auditorium)
  • February 8: Unity in the Community (Location-EAC Lee Little Theatre)
  • February 28-29: Gila Valley Health and STEAM Festival(Location-EAC Campus)
  • February 29: GO GOLD 5k and Fun Run (Location-EAC Campus)
  • March 27-28: Comic-Con (Location-Activities Center-Banquet Hall)
  • March 28: Superhero Mayhem Obstacle Course(Location-EAC Football Field)
  • April 17: Jett's Friday Night Lights (Location-EAC Football Field)
  • April 25 (7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.): Day of Champions (Location-Mark Allen Hall Parking Lot)
  • April 23-25 (7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.): Spring Sing (Location-Fine Arts Auditorium)
  • May 2 (10:00 a.m.): Cinco De Mayo Parade and Festival (Location- Main Street & St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church)
  • July 24-25: Pioneer Day Celebration (Location-EAC Football Field) 

 

Services

Eastern Arizona College is committed to providing appropriate support services to students. Below is a list of the services available:

 

Student Clubs and Organizations

Eastern Arizona College has a dynamic Student Life Office that oversees the Associated Students of EAC (ASEAC). ASEAC includes over 25 clubs and organizations. Click here to get involved in ASEAC.

  • Academic Honorary: Phi Theta Kappa, Physics, Most Excellent Club of Earth & Space Science
  • Athletic: Gila Force
  • Communicative: Oasis Yearbook
  • Fine Arts: Band, Choir, Dance, Drama, Orchestra
  • Cultural: HOLA, Intertribal Club, International Club, Polynesian Club, Black Student Union
  • Occupational: Criminal Justice Student Association, Student Nurses' Association
  • Political: Republicans, Democrats
  • Public Relations: Advance Team
  • Spirit: Cheerleaders, Rowdy Reptiles
  • Religious: Newman Center for Catholic Students, Latter-day Saints Student Association
  • Social: Mark Allen Hall, Nellie Lee Hall, Residence Towers, Outdoor Club

 

In the Classroom

Diversity and inclusion is part of EAC's General Education Curriculum. These courses are designated with the General Education notation (DI). This identification aims to recognize courses which foster a greater awareness and understanding of diverse populations and our collective complexity as a society. A list of DI courses can be found here.

 

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The EAC Diversity and Inclusion Committee was formed in 2017 to oversee diversity and inclusion initiatives. It is a standing committee that meets monthly. Membership includes:

Jeanne Bryce, Vice President of Academics (Co-Chair)
Shannon Seballos, Accreditation & Improvement (Co-Chair)
Franklin Alvarez, Faculty
Lauri Avila, Human Resources
Aaron Burk, Faculty
Erik Lehmann, Admissions
Kate McCluskey, Wellness Center Supervisor/Head Softball Coach
James Pryor, Retention
Gina Roebuck, Counseling
Allen Wilbon, Residence Life
Patti Wren, Student Life